File clustering using naming conventions for legacy systems

  • Anquetil N
  • Lethbridge T
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Abstract

Decomposing complex software systems into conceptually independent subsystems represents a significant software engineering activity that receives considerable research attention. Most of the research in this domain deals with the source code; trying to cluster together files which are conceptually related. In this paper we propose using a more informal source of information: file names. We present an experiment which shows that file naming convention is the best file clustering criteria for...

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Authors

  • Nicolas Anquetil

  • Timothy Lethbridge

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